J's Indie/Rock Mayhem

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

j's indie/rock mayhem - 2nd may 2007

[another great show here and another week with my feeble mind forgetting to remind me to burn my theme song. the theft now seeming permanent (oh, how i wish i could lay my hands on you, theif), i should just resign myself to taking my song with me each week. alas.

congratulations to loring mortensen, this week's winner of the $15 gift certificate to BB's new and used CDs and DVDs in quaker village. he correctly identified yep roc records as the label that snapped up rock plaza central's debut, are we not horses, to be re-issued this year. i give away a gift certificate each week, so tune in right around 6:30 PM to take a stab at the week's trivia question.

a big huzzah for (uncle) matt and (stunt-man) mike for being good trainees this week. i assume i'll have more poor souls up with me next week to help mold in the ways of our tribe. now, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 2nd May 2007 Show

the Rosebuds - "Get Up Get Out" [from their latest, night of the furies.]
Arctic Monkeys - "Brainstorm" [the lead track from their new album, favourite worst nightmare. you can read my review of it below and check this track out as well. very good.]
Kula Shaker - "Hey Dude" [from their debut album k. one of the two brit-pop throwbacks of the night. kula shaker isn't incredible, but this cd is pretty enjoyable. and any son of haley mills is a friend of mine.]
Jim White - "Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi" [from 2001's no such place. i love all of jim's work, but this album has such a warm, weird and wonderful feel to it.]
Heartless Bastards - "Searching for the Ghost" [from all this time. they'll be at the cat's cradle in chapel hill on tuesday, june 12th and i've got a preliminary agreement to do an interview when they come through. keep your eyes peeled for the details.]
El-P - "Smithereens" [from i'll sleep when you're dead. another artist coming to chapel hill in early june and we're hopefully having him into the station for an interview with wesley e. of the flava lab. more details about that also.]
Sorry About Dresden - "Deadship, darkship" [from the convenience of indecision. great north carolina indie-rock.]
Catherine Wheel - "I Want to Touch You" [from ferment. and yes that's rob dickinson of the band giving that great endorsement of the fact that you're listening to WQFS.]
Hot Snakes - "Braintrust" [from audit in progress. i'm still kicking myself for having never seen them before they broke up. blitzkreig rock and roll.]
Rock Plaza Central - "My Children, Be Joyful" [from the critically lauded are we not horses? now, whether or not this band truly amounts to anything is yet to be seen, but it's a very promising debut. fans of neutral milk hotel have something maybe to perk their ears in parts.]
the Clash - "Brand New Cadillac" [from london calling. when this kicks off after the title track, the album has truly arrived.]
Stephen Malkmus - "Jo-Jo's Jacket" [from his self-titled debut solo album. check out the video.]
Adam Thorn - "Where's the Freedom?" (live) [a live recording from adam's visit to the show last summer. adam thorn and the top buttons have their debut all set to go on ernest jennings records. release date on the way.]
Jarvis Cocker - "Black Magic" [from jarvis. the album gets better with age - like a lot of pulp's work.]
Fountains of Wayne - "Yolanda Hayes" [from traffic and weather. the album is sitting well with me, even if there are a few bumps. on the whole i think it's their weakest album to date, but a weak album by this band is still worth owning.]
the Streets - "It's Too Late" [from original pirate material. i'm really hoping he makes a solid recovery on his fourth record. the first two were so thrilling.]
Embrace - "Come Back to What You Know" [the other britpop throw back of the night. from the good will out. anyone remember when this band was being lauded as the second coming of oasis? the record is good - but wasn't that good. still, i love this song.]
Dinosaur Jr. - "I Got Lost" [from beyond. all in all this is a great record. no, it doesn't sound like anything ever changed for them, but it's a great record and no one sounds like them and eat it. hah! this is where matt and mike took over, so if i'm clueless on commentary here, blame it on them.]
Johnny Cash - "I See a Darkness" [his version of the bonnie 'prince' billy classic. from american III: solitary man.]
the Ditty Bops - "Wishful Thinking" [matt said he heard this group on myspace - pretty intriguing stuff. lovely pop sound.]
Brother Wolf - "Sweet Living Waters"
Health - "Hey Hey" [from where you from? great greensboro rock und roll.]
Big Black - "Kerosene" [from atomizer. ah, big black. touch and go, so i hear, is launching its own digital store for downloads of its entire back catalogue. which means that big black (along with shellac and albini's other projects) will be available digitally for the first time.]
Wilco - "Hate it Here" [from the forthcoming sky blue sky. enough. just come out already.]
M. Ward - "Hellicopter" [from the transfiguration of vincent. lovely stuff. this was his first album i was exposed to.]
the Ramones - "You're Gonna Kill That Girl" (live) [from it's alive. great live ramones.]

That'll do it for tonight. Tune in Friday for this week's Notes From Underground and I'll see you guys Saturday night at the Cat's Cradle for Blonde Redhead, whom I have to apologize profusely to for not playing anything off their new album tonight. I left it at home by accident and it's quite good. It'll be the featured cd review next week, so heads up for that on Monday as well. Until then, take care.



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